WINNER ANNOUNCED: FREE LED UPGRADENeighbor to Neighbor staff, Kayla & Kate, with LED upgrade winner Jamie Owen and her family. Check out East Hampton's Facebook Page for more photos!
One East Hampton family is living in a brighter, more energy-efficient home. Jamie Owen learned that she was randomly chosen from the first 250 participants in Free Lighting Program, to win a LED lighting makeover worth more than $1,000! .
“I’m thrilled to receive this prize from the Neighbor to Neighbor Energy Challenge and know that by joining the program I have invested in the future and comfort of my home,” Owen said. “I’m looking forward to having the most comfortable and efficient home in my neighborhood.”
The one-time raffle offered LEDs as an even more efficient lighting option for Owen and her family. LEDs, or light emitting diodes, use both light and energy more efficiently than incandescent light bulbs, resulting in the guaranteed energy bill savings. In addition, Owen received a personal consultation from Neighbor to Neighbor and the program’s light supplier, TechniArt, who performed a walk-through of her home and determined which fixtures would maximize savings. Owen and her family are expected to save hundreds of dollars as a result of the complementary light bulb exchange.
The Owens received 32 Philips model EnduraLED, projected to last seventeen years — 25 times longer than traditional bulbs — while using 80% less energy than the replaced incandescents.
“We are impressed with the new technology that we weren’t aware of. We knew about CFLs, but not LEDs, especially as options for the house. We never really thought of LEDs as light bulbs,” Jamie remarked when realizing how bright her new light bulbs were.
The lighting upgrade inspired Owen to do further energy-saving measures, including signing up for a home energy assessment through the Energy Challenge. Owen and her family will reap the benefits of reduced energy bills for years to come.
You, too, can join Jamie, along with the other 400 Connecticut homes who have reduced their home’s lighting energy use, by participating in the Neighbor to Neighbor Lighting program. This program comes to an end in late June, so sign up today at www.CTEnergyChallenge.com/Lighting or by phone at (860)372-4406.